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Toyota Aygo’s discount debut

Toyota Aygo for 2015

Toyota slashes £600 off its hot new Toyota Aygo – on sale from July 1. The all-new Toyota Aygo will be available from £7,995 when it hits UK showrooms in July thanks to an initial £600 discount. Toyota’s city car, which shares much of its DNA with the Citroën C1 …

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MINI hatches five doors

First five-door MINI hatch

BMW launches first ever five-door MINI hatchback. Looking like a stretched version of the standard MINI hatch, the designers haven’t just squeezed in two extra rear doors. The new variant boasts a longer wheelbase, more headroom and a bigger boot. The new MINI Cooper 5-door Hatch and Cooper D 5-door …

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Gok goes electric

Gok Wan goes electric with a Vauxhall Ampera

Fashion guru Gok Wan has taken delivery of Vauxhall’s extended-range electric car. The ‘How to Look Good Naked’ star, who’s also designed a range for Sainsbury’s, is driving the eco-friendly way from behind the wheel of a top-of-the-range Vauxhall Ampera Electron. “I have to drive a car which gives me …

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Top cars 2014

Jaguar badge

Jaguar and Lexus share top manufacturer honours in major reader satisfaction survey. The influential What Car? JD Power results are out for 2014 with Jaguar and Lexus named the brands that consistently get it right. The Volkswagen Up!, Skoda Yeti and Kia Venga were among the model category winners in …

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MINI roadster concept

MINI Superleggera Vision concept

Like the look of this? Believe it or not, it’s a MINI like you’ve never seen before… This stunning interpretation of an open-top two-seater has been created by MINI and Touring Superleggera, the legenendary design and coach building house based in Milan. Called the MINI Superleggera Vision, the new one-off …

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Meet the Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar family hatchback

Japanese car giant Nissan returns to the family hatchback sector with the Pulsar. Nissan will take on the combined might of the Ford Focus, VW Golf and Vauxhall Astra (and the rest) when it launches it’s all new five-door hatchback this autumn. Featuring Nissan’s V-motion grille and boomerang-shaped lighting, the …

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Toyota’s hybrid milestone

Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports

Japanese car giant Toyota celebrates sales of 100,000 hybrids in the UK. It’s hard to believe, but Toyota launched its first generation Prius on October 19, 2000. Now, 14 years on, 100,000 Toyota hybrids have been sold in the UK. So it’s fitting that the landmark car was a British-built …

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Mini is “Best of British”

Original Mini

The original Mini is named best British car ever built in new survey. Autocar readers have voted Sir Alec Issigonis’s iconic Mini as their top British car of all-time. Lotus is revealed as Britain’s most popular manufacturer of all time, with seven models making the top 100 – more than …

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Can MPG stats be trusted?

Filling up at the petrol pump

New research again casts doubt on official, government-sanctioned fuel economy figures. New car buyers who trust official MPG stats will pay an average of £1,000 more than they expect on fuel over a three-year period, according to What Car? True MPG test results. That is because the official figures are …

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Meet the Peugeot 108

Peugeot 108

Much-anticipated Peugeot 108 UK launch date and prices announced. Peugeot has revealed its 108, sister car to the new Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo, will cost from £8,245 when it goes on sale in early July. Available in three and five-door, plus a cabrio with retractable fabric roof, the cute city …

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